Dengue Virus

Ron Smith, MD

Dengue in the News

This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicts a number of round, Dengue virus particles that were revealed in this tissue specimen.

Sunday, 22 October 2023

First Reported Case of Locally Transmitted Dengue Virus in California

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Cholera and Dengue Outbreaks Have Been Reported in Eastern Sudan as Conflict Grinds On

Friday, 11 August 2023

Dengue Outbreak in Bangladesh Sparks Alarm after 364 People Die This Year and Infections Rise

Monday, 17 April 2023

Argentina battles major dengue outbreak with atomic radiation

The South American country has this year recorded over 41,000 cases of the disease transmitted by mosquitoes, far above the equivalent level in previous years. Argentine, fighting one of its worst outbreaks of dengue in recent years, is sterilizing mosquitoes using radiation that alters their DNA before releasing them into the wild.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Ministry of Health warning over dengue fever cases in Ibiza

Friday, 14 October 2022

EU Regulator Recommends Clearing Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Dengue Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know

Quick Overview

About Dengue: What You Need To Know

Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species (Ae. aegypti or Ae. albopictus) mosquito. These mosquitoes also spread Zika, chikungunya, and other viruses.

Almost half of the world’s population, about 4 billion people, live in areas with a risk of dengue. Dengue is often a leading cause of illness in areas with risk.

Each year, up to 400 million people get infected with dengue. Approximately 100 million people get sick from infection, and 40,000 die from severe dengue.

Dengue is caused by one of any of four related viruses: Dengue virus 1, 2, 3, and 4. For this reason, a person can be infected with a dengue virus as many as four times in his or her lifetime.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD)